Propaganda Watch: Russian Social Media Ads–8/1/2020

Russian President Vladimir Putin superimposed into a Russian Flag. Image by Lenny Ghoul.

This is part of an ongoing series where I review some of the ads purchased by the Russians. In doing so I hope we can get a better understanding of what they were trying to do, and how to recognize it the next time we’re faced with propaganda.

If you want to follow along, the ads can all be downloaded here. All of today’s ads can be found in the 2016-q4/2016-10 folder.

There were some interesting Christianity-themed ads during October 2016. I mentioned the Army of Jesus group before. P(1)0003123 is another one of their gems:

P(1)0005656 advertised a “nondenominational” Baptist church:

P(1)0005674 dropped the “Liberation” from the image, but now says they want to make Christianity “real” for blacks:

THIS IS AN OPEN THREAD. Take care, and be well.

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